Assessing Proper Form: Overhead Squat

The most important concept to understand when performing any type of body movement is proper form. This is most easily explained using a full body movement like the overhead squat, but can be applied to many different forms of movements and lifts. The diagrams below show a women performing an overhead squat. The overhead squat…

What would Jill Eat?

Avocados are classified as a fruit. Not only is it classified as a fruit, but it is actually considered a berry because it has fleshy pulp and a seed. 80% of the avocados eaten worldwide are Hass avocados. When an avocado is ripe, the skin color will change and the stem will pull/pop out. Avocados…

What would Jill eat?

Cauliflower is rich in vitamins and minerals. One serving of cauliflower contains 77 percent of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C. Its also a good source of Vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium and magnesium. In addition, cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous…

Wellness Tip: Take care of your feet

Nearly one-fourth of the body’s bones are found in the feet. The foot is comprised of 7 tarsal bones, 5 metatarsal bones, 14 phalange bones and 2 small free-floating bones.  The foot contains 30 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, all of which work together to provide support, balance and mobility. It has  been…